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Illyria House
Ranked #9 of 73 Hotels in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Stellenbosch
1 review
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“For all occasions”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Illyria House is a awesome venue for every occasion, from a formal business lunch to a celebration with the family and even the perfect venue to get engaged... The staff is the best and most helpful when you need direction and the service is of the highest quality.

Situated in Pretoria you may be biased towards this jewel in the city life, but truly Illyria house is a getaway on its own. Recommended for any person who wants to experience more than the ordinary.

Illyria house also has various services which you could make use of, wedding venue, spa, suites, pool, dining facilities etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Lukas K
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Feeling a bit depressed or totally stressed out? A visit to the Spa at Illyria house will transform you into a new person. The therapists are very professional and well trained. The hot stone full body massage is a definite must to try out! Look out for promotions to make your visit more affordable.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was absolutely the most exquisite place I have ever come across anywhere in the world.
The service the food the decor the friendly staff.nif you want to be treated like royalty this is certainly the place to be!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank Jacoline S
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Illyria House is one of those rare places you are dreaming of to vist. A place you didn´t thought exist, but it does! It is a gem - a jewel. The decor and ambiance is stunning. The service is personal, you will feel "at home" after a few minutes. Thank you Johannes, Jani and Marietjie - I can assssure you that we are coming back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank SwedenAnnika
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

My Partner and I got to know of Illyria House from a promotion package we have bought from an internet advertising company, Group On. On arrival in early February 2013, we were received as Royal Family!! Our butler, Patience, looked after us during the whole duration of our stay, ensuring everything was accordingly to our needs. The staff's service was excellent; the food was very tasty and the atmosphere of the guesthouse is calling for return-upon-return!! The owner of the guesthouse was not present or available this particuliar weekend, but all were taken good care of by the butlers and other staff on the background. Our full body massages were excellent - definitely the best I've had in a long time. The grounds are neatly looked after and maintained and swimming pool & jacuzzi area is lovely, presentable & private, if needed to be...
Our romantic sleep-over was a memorable event and we will definitely consider Illyria House for a quick break away from the city-life, in a city...!!

Room Tip: Our suite had two bedrooms with double / queen beds in each room; on-suite bathroom with shower and...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank LM0602
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Centurion, South Africa
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I arranged a surprise overnight stay at Illyria for my husband's birthday in May 2010. Every request and detail for the event was handled effortlessly by the friendly staff. Upon arrival, our butler took us to our room (Catharina suite) which was just breathtaking and boasted ultimate luxury, comfort and romance. The decor and furniture throughout the hotel was truly spectacular. We had a pre-selected light lunch on the impressive veranda during which the staff arranged a platter with strawberries and champagne on our balcony. We had dinner in the small wine cellar. The food, from starters to dessert (cheese platter on our balcony) was extraordinary! We also had complimentary sherry in our room. Breakfast was served on the veranda with a good selection of mouthwatering cold and hot dishes as well as yogurts, cereals and fresh fruit. In my opinion Illyria House is the most romantic boutique hotel in Pretoria

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank zerwickrenatevictor
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We had the most amazing overnight stay at Illyria house! What a welcome change from the clinical and impersonal chain-style hotels! The service from the white gloved butlers were fantastic, superb food, and we enjoyed the best full body massage in the world!! This was hands down the best massage I've ever had (and I've had plenty all over the world). The place is filled with beautiful antiques - truely a great escape in the middle of the hussle and bussle of the city! Thanks to all the staff who made our stay memorable.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Marlene G
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Additional Information about Illyria House

Property: Illyria House
Address: 327 Bourke Street | Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Pretoria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pretoria
#6 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
#10 Business Hotel in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Illyria House 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ultimate Romantic Getaway. 25 Minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) and 5 minutes from the Gautrain Station.The serene beauty of Illyria House has always been an irresistible attraction to all lovers of fine things. Against the backdrop of classical music, fine antiques, 17th century tapestries, and a resident duck family an enchanting colonial lifestyle unfolds. Illyria House is highly appreciated by the discerning traveler for its charm, exquisite cuisine, exclusivity, luxury and unrivalled personalised butler service. We offer intimate soirées by world class musicians. Our Oriental Spa specialises in relaxing massages. Our facilities include a jacuzzi, sauna, heated pool and a cold pool. A wide selection of tours to historical, cultural and wildlife attractions come highly recommended. Personalised shopping is ideal for a last night stay. ... more   less 
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